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Honda fightback on the cards: CEO expected to hand development reins back to engineers
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Honda fightback on the cards: CEO expected to hand development reins back to engineers

Is the edgy, dynamic and aggressive Honda of old poised to return? After almost a year in the hot seat, new Honda Motor Co CEO Takahiro Hachigo will soon flag some sweeping changes designed to streamline the company’s internal development processes, according to a Reuters report...


2016 Mitsubishi Triton Geoseek, ASX Geoseek concepts revealed
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2016 Mitsubishi Triton Geoseek, ASX Geoseek concepts revealed

The 2016 Mitsubishi Triton and 2016 Mitsubishi ASX have come in for a few light tweaks ahead of next week’s Geneva motor show. Revealed today after first being previewed in January, the Geoseek concepts are described as “a dash of flavour” for both models, adding a handful of accessories aimed at outdoor enthusiasts...


Rolls-Royce Phantom production to end in 2016, coupe and convertible won't be replaced
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Rolls-Royce Phantom production to end in 2016, coupe and convertible won't be replaced

Production of the Rolls-Royce Phantom sedan, coupe and convertible will cease by the end of this year, with a replacement vehicle not due until 2018. Overnight, the BMW-owned luxury car maker confirmed that the current seventh-generation Phantom will be phased out of production by year's end...


2017 Bentley Continental GT spied testing
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2017 Bentley Continental GT spied testing

The third generation 2017 Bentley Continental GT coupe has been spotted testing in Europe this week, marking its first appearance in the wild. As expected, the new GT looks set to draw its styling inspiration from last year's EXP 10 Speed 6 concept, which is itself expected to debut as an even more hardcore coupe in the future...


2017 Mercedes-AMG C43 coupe unveiled, Australian launch confirmed
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2017 Mercedes-AMG C43 coupe unveiled, Australian launch confirmed

Mercedes-AMG Australia fans who are looking for a performance coupe but can’t quite stretch to the soon-to-be-launched flagship C63 AMG two-door received some welcome news this morning. Mercedes-Benz revealed full specifications of the new 2017 Mercedes-AMG C43 4Matic coupe, a brand-spanking-new entrant in its soon to be launched two-door C-Class family...


2016 Audi A4 touches down in Australia bristling with new technology
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2016 Audi A4 touches down in Australia bristling with new technology

The all-new 2016 Audi A4 sedan has arrived in Australia sporting the latest corporate look, brand new technology, a new engine line-up and an entry price less than its predecessor. Starting from $55,500 plus on-road costs, the new range is, according to Audi product planner Peter Strudwicke, “the most technologically-advanced Audi ever to go on sale in Australia...


Subaru returns to Rallying
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Subaru returns to Rallying

Subaru will return to the Australian Rally Championship this year, more than 10 years after it pulled the plug on its local rally aspirations. Subaru will enter a WRX STI NR4 into the five round championship, with the single-car entry piloted by the world’s top-ranked female rally driver, 27-year-old Australian Molly Taylor...


Mini JCW Convertible confirmed for Australia
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Mini JCW Convertible confirmed for Australia

The new hardcore Mini John Cooper Works Convertible has been confirmed for Australia. The all-new Mini John Cooper Works (JCW) Convertible sits at the top of the drop-top range, both in terms of performance and price. It has been confirmed for its Australian debut in the second half of the year, possibly by September. Exact timing is yet to be clarified...


BMW 8 Series coming in 2020 - report
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BMW 8 Series coming in 2020 - report

A revived BMW 8 Series could be on sale from 2020 if reports out of Europe prove to be accurate. According to sources who have spoken to Autocar, the company is planning on launching a new range-topping 8 Series around 2020. The company is said to be working on two different proposals for the revived 8 Series...


2017 Bentley Mulsanne facelift and Extended Wheelbase unveiled
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2017 Bentley Mulsanne facelift and Extended Wheelbase unveiled

The facelifted and extended Bentley Mulsanne range has been revealed ahead of its in-the-flesh unveiling at the 2016 Geneva motor show. The updated luxury sedan range now consists of three models: the regular Mulsanne (pictured in light blue), the Mulsanne Speed (seen here in yellow), and, an all-new variant, the Mulsanne Extended Wheelbase...


Subaru EyeSight active safety technology as vital as all-wheel drive
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Subaru EyeSight active safety technology as vital as all-wheel drive

Subaru says its active safety technologies are being introduced and marketed to consumers with the same level of importance as its all-wheel drive credentials. Speaking to CarAdvice at the launch of the 2016 Subaru Forester, Liberty and Outback, Subaru Australia’s managing director, Nick Senior, said the rate at which the brand’s active safety system – called Subaru Eyesight – has been taken up by customers has been very positive...


Subaru Australia not interested in light cars
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Subaru Australia not interested in light cars

Subaru Australia says a light city car is unlikely to ever happen as it wouldn’t fit with the brand’s DNA and the requirements of the price-sensitive segment. Speaking to CarAdvice at the launch of the 2016 Subaru Forester, Liberty and Outback, the brand’s managing director, Nick Senior, admitted that Subaru will likely never compete against the likes of the Mazda2, Toyota Yaris and Ford Fiesta...


2017 Hyundai Ioniq PHEV: Australian launch moves to next year, plug-in now in focus
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2017 Hyundai Ioniq PHEV: Australian launch moves to next year, plug-in now in focus

An Australian launch for the new ultra-green Hyundai Ioniq has been pushed back to sometime in 2017, after having first been pencilled in for a local debut in the third quarter of this year. The change of plan, according to Hyundai Australia communications manager Bill Thomas, is due to a shift in the development and production schedule of the Ioniq’s three variants: petrol-electric hybrid, plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) and full battery electric vehicle (EV)...


Volkswagen Australia dieselgate recall imminent: Recall explained, no power loss or efficiency issues
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Volkswagen Australia dieselgate recall imminent: Recall explained, no power loss or efficiency issues

A recall announcement for around 77,000 Volkswagen vehicles sold in Australia is imminent, according to Volkswagen Australia. The recall announcement will impact all vehicles fitted with the two affected Volkswagen EA189 engines: the 1.6- and 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel EA189 Volkswagen Group powerplants...


Rimac Concept One to enter limited production
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Rimac Concept One to enter limited production

The Rimac Concept One electric hypercar will soon been produced in very small numbers, and the production version will debut at the 2016 Geneva motor show. Today, the Croatian car maker Rimac announced that it has finally turned the 2011 concept car into a production-ready vehicle, although just eight road-going versions of the Concept One will be produced...